Dundee University Book Fair

Book Fair is coming to town on 14-15th September (DUSA reception)! Bring your old books and get some cash back! Or pop in to find books you need!

If you have books to sell, bring them to the Hive, Level 4 DUSA (all week 10-4pm). All subjects are welcome! Choose prices yourself & complete registration sheet with your details. If your books will be sold during Book Fair, you will be notified via email. If not sold, you can leave them for the January Book Fair or pick it up if you wish so.

£1 charge per sold book will go as a donation towards our RAG Charity.

Any other questions? Just drop an email to Ezichi, vpf@dusa.co.uk

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Waikato PhD programme

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law offers the internationally respected Waikato doctoral programme, focused on the Faculty’s founding principles of professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context.

Generally, students specialise in one of the Faculty’s core areas of research excellence:

  • Cyber law, information technology and intellectual property.
  • Environmental, resources and energy law.
  • International law, human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Maori and indigenous governance.
  • Public law and policy.

Decisions to admit students to postgraduate study programmes are made by the Faculty’s Graduate Studies Committee acting in conjunction with the School of Graduate Research and the University’s Scholarships Executive. While prospective students are free to contact our academic staff, any correspondence with them cannot be taken to constitute an offer of place. Exclusively the School of Graduate Studies makes offers of place and scholarships on behalf of all faculties.

 There is no need for prospective students to contact the Faculty before submitting an application. 

Applications for our postgraduate programmes should be made online via the University home page and by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on that page. This will direct you automatically to the online application process. A comprehensive FAQ section together with contact details for staff in the School of Graduate Research who can guide you through the application process are also available by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on the University’s home page.

The closing dates for our aligned doctoral and scholarships application rounds are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November each year.

The minimum academic standard for entry into our postgraduate study programmes is a B+ grade point average.

Tuition costs for International Students are NZD $6,022 per year.

Students need to be in New Zealand on a valid visa. Most international students apply for an International Student Visa, and information about the application process is available from the Immigration New Zealand website.

 

 

 

Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

For more information about this fellowship, please click here.



Seeking applicants for a New Zealand scholarship programme, the “Dream NEW” scholarships!

The scholarship programme is offered in cooperation with Education New Zealand and the NZ universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).
A total of 25 scholarships with a combined value of 60,300 GBP will be awarded for a semester abroad at one of New Zealand’s top universities and ITPs. Students who think and dream big are encouraged to apply for the “Dream NEW” scholarship – the scholarship aims to support students who welcome new challenges in their lives and have the courage to follow their dreams with determination. The awarding of these scholarships is not based on grades, semester or subject of study.

You can find more information about the scholarship here: http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/scholarship/dream-new-uk
More information on studying in New Zealand you can find here: http://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz

Dundee Telders Team needs your support!

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Ruby Davies, Christiane Schleich, Christie Allan and Blythe Petrie are four final year undergraduate law students at the University of Dundee.

They have been selected to represent the University of Dundee and indeed Scotland in the Telders International Law Moot Competition 2017. The competition will take place in May and will see us debate a ficticious international law case in front of a panel of judges at The International Court of Justice in The Hague.

This year’s case relates to diplomatic immunity, inviolability of embassy premises, reservations to treaties and legitimate counter-measures.

Thehas beeneen extensive costs to meet in order to participate in the competition and  they would be immensely grateful for any donations in support of the team! Please visit their ‘gofundme’ page: https://www.gofundme.com/get-us-to-the-hague

SCELG Biannual Lecture “Sharing Responsibility in International Environmental Law: Fundamental Contradictions”

Prof Andre Nollkaemper, Dean and Professor of Public International Law, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam. 

26 April 2017

15:00-18:00

Collins Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

It has become commonplace to say that the responsibility to protect the environment is shared between multiple actors, rather than  resting on one actor alone.  Much of modern international environmental law indeed is based on this premise. However, the idea that  responsibility should be shared hides fundamental complexities and contradictions.  The lecture will explore one of such contradictions. On the one hand, shared responsibility stands for the  idea that all those who contribute to  environmental  degradation, exhaustion of natural resources, and so on, should be part of the solution.  This proposition may express a sense of fairness and effectiveness. On the other hand,  shared responsibility tends to lead to arrangements in which responsibility is  divided over so many actors, that the responsibility of each  individual actor is diluted. Sharing responsibility then may lead to ‘blame games and buck-passing’. The lecture explores how the contradiction has manifested itself in international environmental law and what  ways have been  found to resolve it.

The guest lecture will be followed by a panel featuring Prof Ellen Hey, Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Prof Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School and Dr Francesco Sindico. Reader in International Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School.

For further information, including how to register please seehttps://www.strath.ac.uk/research/strathclydecentreenvironmentallawgovernance/events/guestlectures/andrenollkaemper2017/

Educate the Kids.

Kasia Thomson represented Scotland at Telders Moot in 2016, graduated from Dundee Law School and is now studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
This semester  she started up a society for Educate The Kids. It’s a society set up by a retired Scottish lady who has made a school and orphanage in Kenya and raises funds to run it, but this year 300 mothers tried to register their kids and there were only 80 places, so with no other school in the area they are fundraising to build a new one. 
The society is having a pub quiz on march 7th, and it is Disney themed! 
Kasia is hoping a lot of law students will want to come,  and maybe even join the society and help carry it on next semester when she graduates from the DPLP! You do not have to be a student to attend. 

Please click here for details!